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If anyone ever views this stamp... I'll just put my argument down here...

Why would it not be? So you enjoy getting comments. Okay. Everyone does. And everyone likes getting favourites on their deviations. Okay. A lot of people do. So you insist on both or none at all. You're forgetting this is an internet site where people can do what they want.

This scenario happens to me a lot: I'm browsing through DA and I see a pic I like. Maybe it's a cool digital art dragon, or some fanart, or a photo of a cute cat. I will most likely add it to my faves. I may or may not comment.

Why? Because I don't have anything to say. Because there are plenty comments saying what I would say. Because what I would say is "It looks cool" or "I like it" or "Nice colors" and I'd rather not waste my time.

And it might come up that I'm not picky on what I add to my faves, that they don't really matter like they do for other people.
I am careful with what I add to my favourites, but I add what I like. If I like the pic, 99% of the time it'll go to my faves. I like to go through them when I'm bored and enjoy all of the art I've found in the past.
And no, not every one of those pics has a comment from me. I just don't have anything to say sometimes.

And maybe you're one of those people I've favourited something, and I didn't have any crit or comments to add. Maybe you will post a comment on my devPage telling me to go comment. My answer is no. You're acting like comments are life or death, like those people desperate for pageviews.

You say that you won't thank me for faving if they don't comment? Okay, sure. Don't thank me. I don't fav pictures for your benefit, I do it for mine, and I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who agree.

If (and only if) I'm in a generous mood and I see a pic I like that was "COMMENT BEFORE FAVING" or something similar in the description, I might add a "cool" or "nice" or something like that and fav it. Because you wanted a comment, right? And Allah forbid you are one of those people who insist on you pointing out everything you like and giving a heart-felt critique, because it just won't be your day, and it probably never will be if you're that nitpicky.

Okay, the end of my nice "little" rant. Hope you enjoyed it.
I love arguing so please post any challenging viewpoints.

Edit: You can favourite this without commenting. Or comment if you want. That's the whole point, do what you want.

Edit 2: Lol thanks for all the views... I can't beleive it's at over a thousand, that's so sick. xD Looking back I think I did a real good job proving my point! Kudos for me, lol. Thanks again for all the faves, comments, and views on this!
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berrypass Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes I fave something and see the little icon saying "Don't forget to leave a comment!" and I'm like "uh... what even am I supposed to put here??"

Or sometimes I comment saying something like "cool" but I don't like it enough to favorite it. 
berrypass Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Favoriting means a lot to me. I rarely get any comments but that's fine. 
Articuno32 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*You opened the comment box to comment...
*But there was nothing to say.
RumInTheWater Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TheatricTheo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its rude not to comment if somebody gives you a request, but other than that, its not required.
xRoxyDRAWZx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
yep, i agree that
SushiScribblez Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I favourite alot

but i dont comment on 99.9% of em
MasterOf4Elements Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
I love getting comments as much as anybody, but I rarely give comments so it doesn't bother me when people don't.
deadstamps Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
no the fuck its not
TheAzureBlade Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
This had happened to me a few weeks ago, I had sent a commission to someone (I won't name names since she's a crybaby ) and I had taken a break from da to get rid of some stress, only to come back here to see that she said "oh well I gave you a couple of days to comment on your commission and you didn't and it unmotivates me when someone doesn't comment." So I told her off saying that I am not obligated to comment on anything if you say it unmotivates you then don't do commissions for christ sake
Charis-O-Matic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually favorite stuff and then go on with my life.
Barely commenting.
JimmyTwoTimes2K9 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I favorite pictures or drawings without commenting nearly all the time.
SnowyCrow123 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yudrontheglatorian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
one question, why do people give a shit about this?
Palladium-Phosphate Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All of my deviations have disabled comments, so everyone who faves it basically has to fave without commenting. I fave and run myself, and I barely feel anything when someone faves my deviations without commenting, even if comments are enabled. I'd much rather someone fave and run then leave a meaningless one-word comment like "pretty~!"
Shadowydragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Someone once got pissed off at me just because I said it was okay to fav something without commenting. Seriously, you're whole day isn't going to get ruined just because you don't get a single comment.
Jenny345 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
artbysawa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said
CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You can usually tell if the fave is geniune by looking at the person's favorites/collection that your work has been added to. Some people make bots that automatically favorite everything in the newest section for pageviews. It personally bothers me a lot when people do this because I only want people who actually enjoy my work to favorite it.
MLPSketchComics Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(sorry caps)
I just like knowing at least somebody looked at it. I actually dread comments because my art is NOT that good. ^^;
CherubFeet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people make bots that fav random art in the newest section for attention and pageviews. You can usually tell you got a bot fav if you take a look at the favorites gallery and your deviation is burried way deep in there (unless they faved your work a while ago).
MLPSketchComics Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Raging-Ball-Of-Fury Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with everything in the description
N-Zhervey Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student General Artist
It's ridiculous for someone to get mad just because a person doesn't leave a comment and just faves...and what's wrong with that? I agree, I consider faves to be compliments. And sometimes I honestly don't know what to say when I leave a comment because I want it to be meaningful, not repetitive of what someone else probably said before me. I guess I'd have to be in a certain kind of mood to leave a nice comment or critique. If I fave something, I like it. If I fave multiple artworks by the same artist, that means I enjoy their work, whether or not I do leave a comment.
ORE0S Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
What makes it even worse is when they act like a total bitch and start a shit storm when you don't comment. Happened 6 times to me. Getting harassed or threatened over a comment. When I comment, I'd like my comments to be meaningful, not just a "cool", "nice", "I like it", etc. I don't fave something unless I truly love it. To be harassed for not leaving a comment on art I love, is pretty awful. Honestly, if someone puts "Comment before you fave" I am much less likely to do either. I honestly think they should be grateful. Bitching at people for complimenting(I consider :+fav:s to be compliments) is just ridiculous. Besides, I am not that great at leaving meaningful comments on art. Mostly stamps is what I comment on.
Pyramid-HeadApproves Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know right? I'd rather have someone :+fav: without commenting than not faving my deviation because they don't want to comment
Happy-Cat-Graystripe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't mind when people ask politely to comment if you fave but it is so stupid when people do a rant about wanting one measly comment. 
682246 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I never knew that was regarded as a bad thing. Funny how weird DA etiquette can get. 
Eternities22 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had about six people ask me why I didn't leave a comment, and think I'm one of those fave trolls who favourites everything on the newest page just to lure idiots to his/her profile.
682246 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's just so weird to me that people have a problem with that. 
TobiasLaFae Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Preach it :clap:
Mysterious-Momo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i favorite without commenting most of the time. but i hate it when people respond with a rude reply and tell me to unfav it and then they block me. that really hurted my feelings. i was only trying to be nice... ;n;
WazzinGator Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree to some parts, but not all.

There's a difference between liking something enough to fav it and feeling like OMGFGGTHISISSOAWESOME. Just faving without commenting keeps the artist from knowing.
Ocsttiac Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha, you call that a rant? My rant for the opposite is much more in depth. Perhaps you'd like to read? [link]
Rosareum Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Not all rants are going to be as explicit and long as yours, please just accept it the way it is
citynetter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You tell em.
Not every deviant is like him.
I'm not like him.
I respect that Deviants have lives outside devART
ChocolateSmarties Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Writer
TheBillbooper Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true.
the-rainbow-ass Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Exactly. Plus it's hard to come up with an original comment that has like...over 100 comments. It just gets repetitive when you get like 500 "cool" or "awesome" comments. It's just ridiculous how some people bawww over not gettiing comments. If you liked it, you liked it.
Nickersadopts Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I totally agree. People comment and fav what they want when they want. I hate it when people put in there artist comments that you must comment if you fav. It's like you can't tell me what to do when I fav something.
kayanne21 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree . People who demand comments with their faves are in my opinion, and for lack of a better word, just arrogant. And I don't mean people who ask that if you fave something you leave a comment. I'm talking about the people who genuinely wish they could disable their favourite button. Artwork you submit here is not just for you. It's for everyone and everyone should be able to like something without being obligated to say why. I came across someone saying that people should be thankful for comments like "cool" and "cute". Why? Why should I be thankful for something that took up my time, no matter how small, to tell me something I probably already knew.

This kind of attitude is begging to be pat on the back in my opinion. I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting that, but wishing you could force people to give you a compliment for ever peace of artwork?...
No offence meant but that's just a wee bit pathetic in my eyes.
yoshi-the-kool Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
to me its like the thumbs up button
IIWinterbreezeII Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
That's exactly how I consider Faving without Commenting. :D
TaTheDragonVampire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah I do that a lot. I only comment when I feel like it or to try say something funny. XD
StarBoy8 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still would be nice sometimes. :)
EeveelutionTeam Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AAAGREEED!!!!!! e.e
Cerasum92 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mostly fave without commenting, sometimes I just don't know what to say. But why should I say something about it if I like it anyway? I'm not a big critic. I like something, I fave it.
I mean... really... I HATE it if people comment with "nice", "cute", "cool".
It's not that I don't appreciate a comment, but is it... that hard to write 3 more words? "It's really cool, I like it" and I'm happy! xD I'm sure you know what I mean and how It feels. On my old account I got so many comments, but they where all that way...
one-word-comments or even just one emote ":D"

I lost the line. However, I don't comment if I don't know what to say... that's what I wanted to say D:
PHDScienceFan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
"You say that you won't thank me for faving if they don't comment? Okay, sure. Don't thank me. I don't fav pictures for your benefit, I do it for mine, and I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who agree. "

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